About Us

Message from our president:

It is an honor and a privilege to be serving as 2020-2021
President of the Institute of Heating and Air Conditioning Industries, Inc. (IHACI). It is critically important that HVAC professionals remain united and committed to IHACI. Being a member of IHACI is an absolute necessity if we are to remain competitive and address the issues that directly impact us, such as the State of California’s goals to transform our industry.

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NEW Executive Director for IHACI

NEW Executive Director for IHACI

Carlos brings a vast knowledge of the HVAC industry and education training from a long career with SoCal Gas that spanned nearly 44 years. Half of his career was dedicated to developing and implementing utility-funded workforce education and residential energy efficiency programs. He also served as a utility representative on the IHACI Board of Directors for nearly 20 years supporting the needs of the HVAC industry though his utility programs. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management from the University of Redlands and in his spare time enjoys working on his classic automobiles and spending time with his family.

"I am committed in leading IHACI’S continued support to meet the future needs of the HVAC industry as it faces many new challenges in our ever changing environment!"- Carlos Ruiz

Our Training

We keep a close relationship with some of the biggest names in our industry to ensure our members have access to the most current resources they have to offer